The Beginning Was a Blur; the Ending May Be Unforgettable

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Nearly four years later, Kenneth Brinson is still awed with the memory of his first moments at the United States Military Academy. He was herded into Eisenhower Hall along with the rest of the soon-to-be-plebes. He was welcomed briefly by a member West Point’s military command and told of his mission. Then an upper-class cadet stepped […]

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Alabama quarterback who was benched in last year's title game was thrown in the SEC Championship and scored 2 touchdowns in 10 minutes to lead a wild comeback

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts led the Crimson Tide to a comeback win in the SEC Championship on Saturday. Hurts replaced Tua Tagovailoa, this year’s Heisman-favorite and Alabama’s starting quarterback, in the fourth quarter after Tagovailoa left with an injury. Hurts threw one touchdown and ran in the go-ahead touchdown in a 10-minute span. Hurts was replaced by Tagovailoa in last […]

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Alabama Wins SEC Title in an Eerily Familiar Rematch With Georgia

ATLANTA — In sports, there is bizarre, there is really bizarre and then there is just plain eerie, like top-ranked Alabama’s 35-28 victory over fourth-ranked Georgia on Saturday, which confirmed the Crimson Tide’s spot in the College Football Playoff, whose four-team bracket will be released Sunday. The Southeastern Conference title game was nearly a mirror image of the national title […]

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College football’s winners and losers from Week 13 led by Ohio State and Michigan

Better late than never for Ohio State, which waited until the Saturday after Thanksgiving to put together by far most impressive win of its season — and one of the most lopsided and unforgettable wins by either team in the history of the Buckeyes' rivalry with Michigan. Ohio State's 62 points marked the most Michigan had allowed in regulation since […]

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No. 1 Alabama uses second-half blitz against Auburn to roll in Iron Bowl

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was very simple for the top four teams in the latest College Football Playoff rankings heading into games with major rivals on Saturday. Win and you're in. Michigan, ranked No. 4, suffered the fatal blow for its national title hopes with a 62-39 loss to Ohio State.  Next up, Alabama. After a slow start, the Crimson Tide did […]

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The College Football Playoff Has More Contenders, and Quandaries, Than Ever

Entering the final weekend of the regular season, with its tantalizing lineup of traditional rivalry games, does it seem as if there is an unusual number of contenders for the four College Football Playoff berths? That’s probably because there are more undefeated or one-loss contenders at this point in the season than there have been in any of the previous […]

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Kansas, Seeking Lift in Football, Hires Les Miles as Coach

Les Miles, the colorful former Louisiana State coach who led the Tigers to a national title in the 2007 season, will be the next coach at Kansas. It is a high-profile hire for Kansas’ football team, one of the rare power-conference programs overshadowed by its university’s men’s basketball team. While the Jayhawks basketball team — started by the sport’s founder, […]

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ESPN’s Laura Rutledge gets run over by players on tough day

Laura Rutledge had a ruff outing Saturday. Ahead of the UMass-Georgia game in Athens, the SEC Network reporter was dragged by the Bulldogs’ mascot, Uga X, while she held his leash during a pregame segment. “When your man spots a better sports option,” Rutledge, 30, later joked of the incident on Twitter. As kickoff got underway, Rutledge appeared on the […]

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